The featured title for the February Book Disucssion Group will be “The Bend in the River” by Susan Gibbs. We have several titles for check out at the library if you are interested in reading this historical fiction book.
Kansas: 1877: After the sudden, tragic death of her parents, seventeen year-old Emma is left an orphan and must leave her home. As she heads for the safety of a remote trading post, she becomes last in a blizzard and hovers near death. Shea Hawkshadow, a mixed-blood Cheyenne warrior, rescues her and takes her the Cheyenne reservation. Following an impulsive love affair, Emma and Shea marry. Their marriage sparks condemnation amongst settlers and soon such intolerance escalates to attempted murder. Escaping with their lives and little else, they risk a journey across the vast western frontier. Many trails await the couple in their search for a life free from persecution. Emma’s transformation from a guileless girl into a complex woman with an unflinching will to survive is remarkable and moving. “The Bend in the River” is an absorbing saga of savagery, love, secrets, and healing.
The reading group will be meeting on Feb. 11th at 2 p.m. to share thoughts on the book. Please join us!